The Chicago Bears have moved the football in the air this season with WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. They have been huge for the Bears offense and for the quarterbacks on the roster. They are getting respect around the league on NFL.com and was ranked as the best wide receiver duo in the league. Here is what Chris Wesseling had to say about the duo:
Jay Cutler was on pace for the best season of his career before missing time due to a torn groin and a high-ankle sprain. Less than two years after leaving the NFL to coach high school football, Josh McCown is playing the best ball of his 11-year career. Coach Marc Trestman’s Midas touch as the quarterback whisperer can’t be overemphasized, but it’s no coincidence that both quarterbacks have played at such a high level with Jeffery giving Marshall a run as the Bears’ most productive receiver. Both receivers are mismatches due to their size, ability to get vertical and run-after-catch skills. Their combined 1,646 yards lead all wide-receiver duos through 11 weeks.
The Marshall-Jeffery combo ranked higher than the combination in Denver. It is hard to argue any other combo better than Marshall and Jeffery this season. Both receivers are big time playmakers and Jeffery is pushing Marshall as the top wide receiver for the Bears.
Marshall still holds the edge over Jeffery though. He is a bigger threat to score touchdowns. This season, both receivers have identical stats until you look at the touchdown category. Marshall has 8 touchdowns this season and Jeffery has 3 touchdowns. Both players are playing great though.